Sutton County, TX

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Population

3,894

1.07% decline

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$60,996

11.8% growth

Poverty Rate

6.48%


Number of Employees

1,827

4.46% growth

Median Property Value

$95,500

3.69% growth

About

In 2017, Sutton County, TX had a population of 3.89k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $60,996. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sutton County, TX declined from 3,936 to 3,894, a -1.07% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,567 to $60,996, a 11.8% increase.

The population of Sutton County, TX is 59.4% Hispanic or Latino, 39.2% White Alone, and 1.03% Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone. N/A% of the people in Sutton County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sutton County, TX is $95,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Sutton County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sutton County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sutton County, TX employs 1.83k people. The largest industries in Sutton County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (435 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Construction (147 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($77,545), Manufacturing ($75,500), and Wholesale Trade ($72,917).

Median household income in Sutton County, TX is $60,996. Males in Sutton County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Sutton County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,996

2017 value

± $5,615

11.8%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Sutton County, TX have a median annual income of $60,996, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,567 in 2016, which represents a 11.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sutton County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sutton County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $60,996, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sutton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sutton County, TX (251 out of 3.87k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    203 ± 98

  2. White

    172 ± 80

  3. Other

    78 ± 89

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sutton County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.83k

2017 Value

± 254

4.46%

1 Year growth

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sutton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.46%, from 1.75k employees to 1.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sutton County, TX, are Management Occupations (233 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (232 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (184 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sutton County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sutton County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (233 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (232 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (184 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sutton County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.94 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.55 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sutton County, TX, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($157,679), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($117,692), and Material Moving Occupations ($76,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.83k

2017 Value

± 254

4.46%

1 Year growth

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sutton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.46%, from 1.75k employees to 1.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sutton County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (435 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Construction (147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sutton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Sutton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sutton County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (435 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Construction (147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sutton County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (44.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.26 times), and Construction (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sutton County, TX, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($77,545), Manufacturing ($75,500), and Wholesale Trade ($72,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.6% of the population of Sutton County, TX has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 7.36% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.232% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sutton County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Sutton County, TX see 978 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3869 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

978 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sutton County, TX see an average of 978 patients per year. This represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (993 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sutton County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.4%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

7.36%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

0.232%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sutton County, TX declined by 13.4% from 20.1% to 17.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sutton County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sutton County, TX is home to a population of 3.89k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Sutton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (409 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sutton County, TX is composed of 2.31k Hispanic or Latino residents (59.4%), 1.53k White Alone residents (39.2%), 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.03%), 9 Two or More Races residents (0.231%), 3 Black or African American Alone residents (0.077%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sutton County, TX was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Sutton County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sutton County, TX residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

409 people

9.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

386 people

As of 2017, 10.5% of Sutton County, TX residents (409 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sutton County, TX was 9.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Sutton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sutton County, TX was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2.31k ± 367

  2. White Alone

    1.53k ± 200

  3. Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone

    40 ± 52

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (2.31k people) in Sutton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k White Alone and 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sutton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    81 ± 47

  2. Korea

    31 ± 31

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    17 ± 17

Sutton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sutton County, TX was $95,500 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,100 to $95,500, a 3.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Sutton County, TX is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sutton County, TX have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sutton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,500

2017 Median

± $12,407

$92,100

2016 Median

± $11,619

In 2017, the median property value in Sutton County, TX grew to to $95,500 from the previous year's value of $92,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sutton County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sutton County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$60,996

Median Household Income

± $5,615

1.57k

Number of Households

± 231

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.57k households in Sutton County, TX grew to $60,996 from the previous year's value of $54,567.

The following chart displays the households in Sutton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sutton County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sutton County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Sutton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sutton County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sutton County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.12% of the workforce in Sutton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sutton County, TX was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.57%) and those who Worked At Home (4.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sutton County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sutton County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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